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LGBT Stories is a podcast that aims to illuminate the intimate lives of LGBTQ people from around the world as a way to light a path toward acceptance among all people.

We believe that the best way to instill compassion in the anti-LGBT community is by helping all people relate to the experiences of the LGBTQ community. Over time we hope to help these all people not only to accept LGBTQ people as a community but as individual humans, just as we all are, ourselves. It is only from that point that our society can move forward as a fully integrated and united force.

LGBT Stories presents real stories of LGBTQ people with the purpose of creating opportunities for those who are less accepting of the community to relate to our guests as their fellow humans, recognize when past judgments about LGBT people have been unfair or inaccurate, and better understand the community as a whole. The podcast also creates a community for people who identify as LGBTQ to commune as one - crafting friendships and allies with each other.

These stories document the struggles, questions, triumphs, and epiphanies that real LGBTQ people face as they explore their true identities in relation to the public, their friends and families, and their own inner realities. This includes not only our guests' decisions to come out but -- even more importantly -- what life is like for them every day.

At the core of LGBT Stories is the belief that understanding others not only facilitates acceptance but goes even further by allowing us to identify with each other's views, emotions, and beliefs and, in the end, become truly united.

Oct 8, 2019

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If you live in almost any major US city I am almost certain that you've seen many people zipping around the streets on electric scooters. Even electric bikes and skateboards are becoming more of a "thing". If you saw my Instagram post a few weeks ago you may have seen the post of myself and Karamo Brown from Queer Eye. And then if you read the caption, you'd see that I don't have a car (well, at the time I didn't have a car, I do now, but that's not important to the story).

Living without a car in Los Angeles is not ideal, the transit system is anything but robust and glamorous. So as the rise of electric scooters took off, I naturally was a big fan. In fact, I needed to figure out how I could get one of these bad boys for myself! I started digging around the internet and thank you IG ads, I came across, Boosted Boards!

Boosted Boards flagship product is that electric skateboard that you see all over town (at least here in LA). Well, they also now make whats they call the Boosted Rev, an electric scooter! When I was watching videos on their website and YouTube trying to get a good sense of this machine I was blown away. This truly is a beast. The thing has 3 modes and a top speed of 25mph. I have yet to find a scooter that gives you that much speed.

So I'm digging and digging, mining the internet and keep coming back to the Boosted Rev. So finally, I end up on a call with their marketing team. Because only naturally, right? Full disclosure, I got the Boosted Rev. and I'm glad that I did! Yes, it's an awesome machine, but honestly, it's more about the team behind the scooter. I'm talking about the team at Boosted Boards. This is where I met Bobby. Bobby on the marketing team as Boosted Boards. When we started talking I was very candid with him letting him know who I was (i.e LGBT Stories) and that Boosted's web presence doesn't show one much of inclusion within the LGBTQ community. There was nothing that stood out that would make any LGBTQ kid who has that same "skater vibe" that Boosted does, feel personally connected to the company. He laughed when I said this, and then proceeded to tell me about how LGBTQ friendly the office. That was reassuring. That's when he told me that he was actually gay and a perfect example of how inclusive they are as a company. So this brings us to today's story.

Bobby Dunn is going to share his LGBT Story with us all! I hope that this story reaches all the young skater boy kids out there that might be listening today. Growing up in America can often feel as though we have to conform to a specific group of people. A specific style or vibe. Well, what if we didn't? What if we could just show up to our peers, just the way we are and say, Hey, this is me. Like me or not, your call. But I'll be over here skating.

 

 

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